Opinion

Sound Transit Must Fix Its Broken Escalators and Elevators Mess

Sound Transit’s elevators and escalators have become a bit of a punchline and are routinely out of service, as The Urbanist reported in November....

What If You Didn’t Have to Drive a Car?

Even if you don’t drive a car, you know gas prices are high right now in the United States. Some states have already committed...

The Seattle Region Must Embrace Housing Abundance

With its temperate climate, Seattle is likely to be a popular destination for climate refugees fleeing areas made drier and hotter by climate change....

Seattle Families Mobilize Against Sweeping Change to School Bell Times

Seattle Public Schools is rushing toward a three tiered schedule of school start times. The district should reassess. (Photo: Seattle Department of Transportation)

Dubicki: Begging Seattle To Do Something Right Is Utterly Exhausting

For the last five months, a double-digit percentage of my time was spent working through two of Seattle’s larger Draft Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)....
A colorful image with buildings in front of a mountain with the words Home in Tacoma for All in bold font.

Home in Tacoma for All Coalition Seeks Greater Equity in Zoning Reforms

Home in Tacoma aims to overhaul Tacoma’s housing rules to allow greater flexibility in building practices. It will allow denser housing to be built...
More than a 100 market-goers near the Pike Street entrance to Pike Place Market.

Pedestrian Injury in Road Rage Brawl Underscores Need for Car-Free Pike Place

Nonetheless, conservative commentators keep arguing car-clogged Pike Place is working great and a welcoming doormat for the Market. The Urbanist has long argued for the...

Seattleites Demand Housing Fixes, but Chamber Overlooks Their Own Poll Finding

The chamber and friends are focused on homeless sweeps and pinning blame on progressive councilmembers, rather than housing solutions. On Monday, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber...